The following is a collection of pages from letters from
Purcell Papers and released by kind permission of Michael Purcell.
Some are incomplete and some relate to correspondents between
Duggan and a Mr Michael Quinn. Mr Quinn is believed to come from
Ballickmoyler, Co Laois.
Money to spare
John of Tollymore sold his house
at £12 and purchased a very fine on at an auction in Newcastle. He
is making a great deal of money this summer in Newcastle. I am going
down to town to forward half year rent to Commissioners.
- I remain Dear James
- Yours very truly
- Michael Quinn
Ballyhanery Cottage Newcastle, Co Down
7th June 1905
- Duggan } Barton
- Quinn }8th Nov 09
Your letters to hand in due time.
I was well pleased to learn by
same the very good price you and Mr Delaney received for the 31
beasts. I have been looking over the price given at the faus in
your neighbourhood but you attained the higher rate of any I have
I had a letter from John on the 19th,
he too is well pleased at the higher price received for the cattle.
Ballagh, Newcastle, Co Down
5 - 4 - 05
Duggan } Judge
Quinn } Rd
5th Nov 09
Dear John Your welcome
letter of 21st ult reached Newcastle on the 1st
mail. I am glad that you are all well.
Your former letter was a great
relief to me when I learned that your stock in Rossena was all
right. And it gives me additional pleasure to learn that they are in
fair condition at present.
James visited me here on the 6th
Nov last & returned on 18th, his mission was to get £100
– but I could not assist him. He was not aware then neither is ....
- Tollymore & Ballagh are in the Parish of
Newcastle in County Down. NI
- Coolwaugh, Ballickmoyler
- 8 - 2 - 1903
Dear Uncle your last favour of 7
units to hand in due time and for which I feel thankful as I think
you are treating me too fairly. However I have a little more work
during the winter months fothering, so by putting on against the
other it will be pretty just. Your stock is very good there. Didi 5
or 6 get thin, more so I do imagine more tho should it’s the younger
one that’s making a growth, you have 12 or 13 worth 13 a piece at
the present, stores are very dear, would there beany danger of a
fall now that the restrictions is taken away, study that. It would
be serious mistake. I was waiting the past two weeks for
information from the Land Commission, Mr Tailor told me the days it
was hearing so on last Thursday morning I had a notice from Mr
Stanly. I will give you the ........? in case you have not got same.
One Mr Commissioner Lynch
... will last for 20. half years. I have lin? 20. I was at bottom
of same an......? of the half year and it is returned to me. The 14
tenants on Upper Ballagh have pin? Leased them holdings from R.C.
Cary, Esq., at 21½ years purchase. My rent is £2. 5 6. pa.
Owners; £70 – would buy it out.
- There is no
necessity why you should make any apology for the manner in
which you have ...le? I have read the Presidents speech on
St. Patricks Day 60,000.
- You need not
mind sending on ......? papers less than half what you said
will be quite suffient. It has been vey inpensive for you.
- I thank you most
kindly for your kind enquiry regarding my health which ...?
fair, with kind regards to all of .....? yours thankfully
- Michael Quinn.
- 21st July 1960
I wish to complain against the way
the Pubs are carrying on around here. On Sunday my husband went to
9 O’clock Mass in Arles, got into Kennedys Pub when Mass was over and
then left he said at 4 o’clock. He went direct to Rans Kilabin,
and got in and stayed till early morning when his money was gone.
Now I must buy fags for him for the week and feed him and goodness
nows I’m not able to do that, so please put a stop to this affair
“Dee” Hounigan of Arles is
believed to be the person referred to in the above letter.
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